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2023 MONTANA HERBAL FESTIVAL
We are so excited to share with you our plans for our First Annual Montana Herbal Festival Event along with the creation of the non-profit behind it: Montana Herbal Festival, 501c3. Established March 2023!
To create an annual festival to educate, celebrate and build community around herbal medicine.
The Montana Herbal Festival is a non-profit organization, founded in 2023. Our vision is to cultivate respectful stewardship of our environment, respect indigenous rights and perspectives and build a bridge for future health and wellness through education. We create a voice for the herbal community in Montana by growing our connection to native plant medicine and providing a forum for exchanging interests, ideas, and knowledge regarding herbs.
We are bringing one whole day of herbal keynote speakers, classes and interactive workshops to the MISSOULA PUBLIC LIBRARY for FREE on August 5th, 2023. (donations will be accepted)
The herbal intensives will be held August 6th at Green Path Herb School and will feature longer and more detailed classes: great for practitioners and a deeper dive into herbalism. These intensives will be paid classes, with all proceeds going to Montana Herbal Festival operations.
Saturday August 5th at the:
Missoula Public Library
455 E. Main St, Missoula, MT 59802
and Sunday August 6th at:
Green Path Herb School
180 S 3rd St W
Missoula, MT 59801
AUGUST 5TH, 2023 SATURDAY MORNING
START TIME: 9AM
Thank you, Prayer & Land acknowledgment: 5 minutes (Natalita)
TIME: 9-10 am
Ms. Kate Wilburn, Certified Permaculture Designer (she, hers), Phoenixes Rising
Native Plants -Larger context for your garden
Class Description: Learn about incorporating Montana native plants in your garden for whole ecosystem health, using plant guilds and food forest permaculture concepts.
TIME: 10-11 am
Susan Teitelman, Herbalist and Aspiring Ethnobotanist
Ethnobotany of Montana
Class Description: In this course, we will learn about the history and importance of ethnobotany and explore some of the culturally significant plants to tribes of Montana and the Interior Northwest.
TIME: 11-12 pm
Tina Glaessner, Former owner of Crimson Sage Nursery
Planting the Herbscape
Class Description: Join me as we look at a very different approach to Medicinal Herb gardening.What if we look at the entire landscape of your yard or garden or farm as a whole while planting an Herbal Landscape that serves many different purposes besides the medicinal uses of the plants and breaks out of the typical formal Herb Garden model.
Armelle Essomeyo LMT and Herbalist, Tareeyo Massage
African Cooking from Gabon
Class Description: Join Armelle Essomeyo to learn about cooking with herbs and spices from her homeland in Gabon, Africa.
TIME: 9-11 am
Cathryn Raan and Sydney Morical, Chief Executive Wanderers
Wild Wanders: Urban Foraging
Class Description: Learn about the food and medicine available around town and often right out your back door!
Cooper Room & Balcony
Dylan Running Crane: singing
AUGUST 5TH, 2023 SATURDAY AFTERNOON
TIME: 1-2 PM
Elaine Sheff, Clinical Herbalist RH (AHG), Green Path Herb School
Layered Herbal Medicine: Healing for Our Times
Class Description: Healing includes more than just our bodies. Successful healing must focus on our whole selves: emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual. Holistic healing helps connect us to our own center and to the earth. Learn about using herbal medicines in layered ways to address whole healing. We will focus on herbs for the heart, nervous system, reproductive system, and herbs of our ancestors.
Bonita, Cositas Bonitas Botanicals
Herbs for the Chakras
Class Description: Bonita will guide participants through an overview of the 7 major chakras in relation to plant medicine. Participants will explore plants for each chakra & will be given time to intuitively explore chakras and plant relations.
Suzanne M. Tabert Herbal Mentor and Author, Cedar Mountain Herb School
Herbal Bitters for YOUR Health
Class Description: Herbal Bitters and Their Amazing Guide to Robust Digestive, Immune and Mental Health
TIME: 3-4 pm
Rachel Dunham Community Engagement Coordinator, The Xerces Society
Attracting Pollinators to your Garden
Class Description: Many herbs are pollinated by bees! Join Rachel Dunham, Community Engagement Coordinator with the Xerces Society, to learn about these important creatures and how you can build pollinator habitat in your yard and your community.
Natalita leads a closing & SONIC EXPERIENCE
Hillary Sargent, Bioresonance practitioner and nutritional herbalist, Two Poppies Apothecary
Class Description: Herbal Tea blending demonstration
TIME: 3-5 pm
Greta de la Montagne, Clinical Herbalist, RH(AHG), Gentle Strength Botanicals, Southwest School of Botanical Medicine
Shotgun Salve Making
Class Description: Learn how to make salve!
TIME: 1-3 pm
Robyn Klein, M.Sc., Medical Botanist
Plant Identification for Herbalists
Class Description: Want to learn how to use a plant key and flora? Bring a 10x plant lens if you have one and your plant id books and let’s go outside and learn the basics and brush up on our skills.
CLASS SCHEDULE, AUGUST 6TH, 2023
Green Path Herb School
Sunday Intensive Classes
Suzanne Talbert: Cedar
Phytochemistry for Beginners
Class Description: Phytochemistry is the study of the constituents (phytochemicals) in plants that cause a physiological change in the body. Gain a firm understanding of the solubility of constituents and the menstrua that best extract and preserve each group or individual constituent. Become a super rad herbal medicine maker!
Gretta La Montainge
Herbs for Healthy Grieving
Class Description: Learn about the primary herbs and formulas used to support a healthy grieving process. Receive recipes and learn techniques for assisting a loved one through a grieving process, a client, or navigating it in a healthy manner yourself.
- WE HAVE A NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH: THE 2023 EVENT & MARKETING/PUBLICITY!
If you would like to volunteer to help with the Montana Herbal Festival: please email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org
- We are also partnering with the Rocky Mountain Demonstration Garden at the Missoula County Fairgrounds to develop a medicinal plant garden plot which can be used to demonstrate growing tips, horticulture methods, harvesting demos and medicine making for the community at large.
- All events held at the library and fairgrounds will be free to the community, with donations accepted. We hope to be able to offer an annual MT Herbal Festival Event at the Fairgrounds/Rocky Mountain Gardens & Exploration Center.
CHECK OUT OUR LANDING PAGE WITH THE BUTTON BELOW TO RSVP FOR SATURDAY'S EVENTS, BUY TICKETS FOR SUNDAY'S INTENSIVES OR DONATE/SPONSOR!
ROCKY MOUNTAIN LEARNING GARDENS at the MISSOULA FAIRGROUNDS
We are partnering with the new Rocky Mountain Gardens at the Missoula Fairgrounds. This new learning garden is going to be amazing! Permaculture demonstrations, gardens, orchards, medicinal herb gardens and a new indoor learning facility. More details coming!
FIVE VALLEYS SEED EXCHANGE
The seed library's home at Garden City Harvest will be open on President's Day, Monday February 20th from 9am to 5pm. Address: 1657 River Road in Missoula. Stop by and grab some free seeds for your next garden! We know it doesn't seem like it, but spring is on the way and it's time to start getting ready!